Newborn sessions

Celebrate your newest family member

Welcome to the family, little one.

 

Lifestyle newborn sessions are the perfect way to document this huge transformation in your family. My sessions focus on capturing real life with your newest family member and the connection you have with them from the very beginning.  Your baby is the star of the show, but we capture them within the context of the whole family – mom(s), dad(s), and sibling(s) (including furry siblings!).

*If you’re looking for baby-in-a-basket-with-props photos, I’m not your gal (but I do have some recommendations!)

How it works

Your newborn session will be super laid back. The name of the game is go with the flow. We will take our time and never force anything – leaving plenty of room for feeding, changing, and snuggling.

Newborn sessions generally take place in or around your home so everyone feels comfortable and un-rushed, however I do have some favorite outdoor spots for sessions if you prefer to be away from your home during the warmer months. (PS – no, your home does not need to be super clean, uncluttered, or “Pinterest perfect” to get great photos).

My newborn sessions embrace the messiness and chaos of this season with gentle prompts and activities that encourage lots of natural smiles, giggles, and genuine connection. In other words, you get beautiful photos to remember this time with your baby without the stress.

Easy online booking

Booking is all done online and is super easy. Let me know your due date, sign your contract outlining all the details, and pay your session fee of $250. Then, let me know when baby arrives and we will solidify a date/time for your session.

Fun, stress free session

Once your session is booked, I’ll send you some tips to prepare for a stress-free and laid-back session. I’ll walk you through every step so you feel super prepared for picture day. Then, we’ll just relax and capture the magic!

choose your collection

Enjoy a slideshow set to music to preview the images in your gallery. Then choose one of three collections – each of which include both digital files and a generous print credit. Collections start at $450

Step 1 – Scheduling your photos

sBooking is done 100% online and is super quick and easy.  First, reserve your due date,  pay a session fee of $250, and sign a contract outlining all of the details, terms and conditions of your session.  When baby arrives, let me know and we will solidify a date and time for your session within the first 4 weeks after birth. I’ll walk you through every step so you feel comfy, confident, and prepared for picture day.

A newborn baby boy is cradled in his mothers arms on her lap as he sleeps

Step 2 – Picture Day

Once your session is official, I will send you a guide that will walk you through everything – from choosing outfits to preparing your home.  This guide has been created and refined over years of experience, so it typically answers 90% of the questions that come up for families.  However, if something does come up that isn’t covered, please feel free to reach out!

A few days before your session, I will reach out to confirm our time and location.  That’s the perfect time to ask any last-minute questions or let me know if you’ve come up with any ideas we haven’t discussed. 

Then, we get together and make some awesome memories!

Step 3 – The fun part!

Within a couple weeks of your session you will receive an email from me letting you know that your photos are ready!  Then, you will decide on a 24 hour period when you want to view your slideshow.  I recommend choosing a time when everyone can relax and watch it together  – make it special!

After you’ve had a chance to view your slideshow (and maybe wipe away the tears), you will then select the collection you want to purchase your images. Each collection includes both digital images and a generous print credit. 

After you’ve purchased your collection, you will have a full month to decide which specific digital files and print items you want to use to fill that collection – zero pressure!

If you’re like me and like to see and feel things like album covers in person, I have samples that you’re more than welcome to check out. Just let me know and we can set up a time to ooh and ahh at them together 🙂 

The Collections

When your gallery is ready, you will choose one of three collections to purchase your images. Each collection includes both digital images and a generous print credit, plus 30 full days to choose which images and products you want to fulfill that credit. 

I was concerned about the package cost at first, but photos like these… with the genuine emotions and love and comfort behind them… cannot be duplicated. You have such a special gift in the way you work with people and interact with them. I don’t know if you believe in purpose, but I really believe yours is to spread unconditional love through your photography.

- Harmony, Lincoln NE

What you do with your images is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when you’re planning for a photo session – but it’s all too often the part that’s overlooked. 

You’ve invested time and money. You deserve better than photos gathering dust on a hard drive somewhere (or worse yet – lost in the digital ether). You will never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or flipping through them in an album, so I include a substantial print credit with every collection. Below is a sample from the print store

Professional Lab Prints

These are not your typical drugstore prints.  You will fall in love with these luxurious  prints that are true to color and the highest quality to stand the test of time.  Gift prints are perfect for sharing with friends and family. Put into your favorite frame, or add a hard-back mount and display anywhere without a frame.

Starting at $9.o0

Gifts and greeting cards

Let your creativity run wild! These gifts are perfect for announcing your baby’s birth, or sharing with friends and family for the holidays.  Using my design templates, you get to customize the perfect card or gift to share your joy with those closest to you.

Starting at $50

Wall art

Decorate your home with the ones you love the most, and enjoy seeing your photos on your wall everyday. From framed prints and collages, to modern metal prints – you will love seeing your photos front and center in your space.

Starting at $49

Books and albums

Enjoy flipping through all of your images in a book or album to keep on the coffee table or shelf. Make it a tradition to look through these at the holidays or on birthdays to see how everyone has changed and grown!

Starting at $260

“She captured emotion in every moment perfectly”

-Hannah, Lincoln NE